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Alright, so the guy admitted he was in a “bad mood” prior to his comments, and we’re sure he meant absolutely nothing by them. Nevertheless, Paul Lo Duca could sure do a better job of keeping himself out of the papers if the media bugs him so much.

There wasn’t even a game played last night, but Paulie still managed to make headlines today with comments that will only fuel speculation that there is a growing Latino v. non-Latino divide in the Mets clubhouse. Via the Daily News:

“I’ll do this (interview), but you need to start talking to other players,” Lo Duca announced loudly after he was approached by a radio reporter after the Mets-Cardinals series finale was washed out by rain. “It’s the same three or four people every day. Nobody else wants to talk. Some of these guys have to start talking. They speak English, believe me.”

The News also notes that in recent weeks, SNY analyst Keith Hernandez had commented on the predominance of the voices of Lo Duca, David Wright, and Billy Wagner during the team’s extended slump. The former Met great urged players such as Carlos Delgado and Carlos Beltran to assume greater leadership roles in the clubhouse.

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